Q. What are the ways to increase flexibility?

Answered by Dr. Parth R Goswami and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M

 

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Hello doctor,

3 to 4 years ago, I remember myself being very flexible, but now I am not. I play hockey five days a week and I am very active. Legs are not flexible and suffer from cramp a lot. Similarly, my lower back always seems to have knots and always aches. I also suffer from shin splints a lot (very common). Please, can you tell me how to prevent these things and increase my flexibility?

Aside from this, I have started to lift weights, to try to build up biceps. My wrists seem to hurt whenever I do it meaning I have to stop. Is there any other way of building biceps or is it something else which I am not doing right.


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Dr. Parth R Goswami
M.B.B.S., M.D
Hematology, Pathology

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

You are playing a very active game that requires stamina as well as muscle strength. You need to check your thyroid profile, calcium level, 25 (OH) vitamin D level, serum electrolytes, etc., to comment further. If no specific cause is found, then you should take a high protein diet and under physiotherapist guidance, muscle building exercise can be done.

 
 
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